While there is no single cause of type 2 diabetes, there are well-established risk factors. Some risk factors can be controlled and others you are born with. Objective To evaluate the current use of Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AUSDRISK) as a screening tool to identify individuals at high risk of. The AUSDRISK is a tool that can determine if you are risk of developing type 2 diabetes in the next 5 years. Check your risk. A Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, .

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This study had some limitations. Predicting risk for future type 2 diabetes is essential to identifying people who are suitable for diabetes prevention programs. Similarly, as the BMES did not collect data on a history of high blood glucose level, we assumed that no participants had such auzdrisk history. Epidemiol Perspect Innov ; 3: This tool is unique with respect to the inclusion of ethnicity, and ethnic- and sex-specific ausdrixk for waist circumference.

Please complete all sections to calculate your risk. Measurements Data on demographic characteristics, dietary and alcohol consumption, smoking status, physical activity, television viewing time, parental history of diabetes and medical history were collected by an interviewer-administered questionnaire.

Nineteen potential risk factors were considered and converted into categorical variables Box 1. Are you currently taking medication for high blood pressure? For scores ofapproximately one person in every 50 will develop diabetes. Includes only ausdisk variables.

Are you at Risk? (Type 2)

Parental history of diabetes. The meaning and use of the area under a receiver operating characteristic ROC curve. Prediction models for risk of developing type 2 diabetes: This not only captures the variation in risk of diabetes caused by ethnic differences but also suggests that AUSDRISK has broader application for different Hool ethnic populations.

Med J Aust ; 4: Med J Aust ; For scores ofapproximately one person in every seven will develop diabetes. Oversight of this work was provided by a management committee comprising diabetes expertise and jurisdictional representation.


To save favorites, you must log in. For scores of 20 and above, approximately one person in every three will develop diabetes. The code for this publication is DR Bayesian model selection in social research. The AROC of the diabetes risk tool was 0. Parental history of diabetes.

Identification of persons at high risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus: Australian Bureau of Statistics. Like any risk score, it provides a broad indication of average risk for people asudrisk the parameters as entered.

These versions include a risk factor pertaining to fruit and vegetable consumption, which was not a significant predictor toool diabetes in the final model but was added for its value as a public health message; one point is allocated for those who consume less than one serve of fruit or vegetable per day. The model with the inclusion of both waist and BMI did not improve the calibration significantly Box 2.

Other supportive funding for the AusDiab study is listed in the Acknowledgements. This puts you in a category. BMI, waist circumference, or both may be used as the obesity parameter. Environment and public health.

To develop and validate a diabetes risk assessment tool for Australia based on demographic, lifestyle and simple anthropometric measures. The study’s authors recommend using waist circumference only, as it has the greatest discriminatory power.

Intermediate risk For scores ofapproximately one person in every 50 will develop diabetes. It is the Department’s preference that organisations or individuals wishing ausdgisk use the AUSDRISK Tool directly link to the Department’s website, however if you wish to reproduce the Tool – for example, on a website or in a publication – please email corporatecomms health.

Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk (AUSDRISK) Assessment Tool – MDCalc

D is in epidemiology and she has over 15 years of experience in epidemiological and clinical studies in obesity, diabetes and co-morbidities. With the rising number of Australians affected by diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the need for research is more critical than ever. The age- and sex-adjusted odds ratio of diabetes from the baseline cross-sectional data for those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin compared with those of other Australian or New Zealand origin was 3.


People with a southern European or Asian background had similar, elevated, age- and sex-adjusted odds ratios for incident diabetes in comparison with people of Australian or New Zealand origin: Developed specifically for the Australian population but has allowance for ethnicity and country ajsdrisk birth, so it may have validity in other countries with similar demographics.

Thirteen variables were found to be independent predictors of incident diabetes Box 2Model 1. In addition to its predictive value, the AUSDRISK performed well in discriminating between those who had and those who did not have undiagnosed diabetes in the cross-sectional baseline AusDiab ausddisk. Have you ever been found to have asudrisk blood glucose sugar for example, ausrisk a health examination, during an illness, during pregnancy?

In identified high-risk patients, enables further investigation and appropriate management of risk and lifestyle factors to prevent the development of diabetes. Use of lipid-lowering otol.

Are you at risk? (type 2)

Provides objective score to help support recommendations of lifestyle modification to patients by primary care physicians. The prediction model with waist circumference only works well both in terms of discrimination and calibration.

In the paper, we have described the reason why we chose to use waist circumference in detail. Therefore, people of southern European, Asian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Islander background were combined into a single, high-risk ethnic group.

I would recommend using the prediction model with waist circumference, but without BMI. Numerical inputs and outputs Formula. Prevention of aysdrisk 2 diabetes: Email me when people comment on this article.